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Friday, 10 August 2007

Covers continued...

Here are some honourable mentions that couldn't make my A-Z. Some bands and artists had more than one which deserve their own posts. It's in sections with individual bands, different versions of the one song (Johnny B Goode) and the final part... when covers go bad. I decided to swap this post with the "A-Z of Covers" so it would make sense chronologically.

Arctic Monkeys:
You Know That I'm No Good (Amy Winehouse)
Love Machine (Girls Aloud)
Diamonds Are Forever (Shirley Bassey)

Ben Folds:
Bitches Ain't Shit (Dr. Dre feat Snoop Dog)
Careless Whispers (George Michael)
Such Great Heights (The Postal Service)

Johnny Cash:
Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Simon & Garfunkel)
Desperado (Eagles)
Gods Gonna Cut You Down
Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)
In My Life (The Beatles)
Mercy Seat (Nick Cave)
Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode)
We'll Meet Again (Vera Lynn)

Cum On Feel The Noize (Slade)
Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles)
Helter Skelter (The Beatles)
I Am The Walrus (The Beatles)
Noel & Friends: All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)
Strawberry Fields Forever (The Beatles)
Whatever (with The Beatles)
Within You Without You (The Beatles)

William Shatner:
Common People (Pulp)
It Was A Very Good Year (Frank Sinatra)
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Beatles)
Rocket Man (Elton John)

Johnny B. Goode:
Brain Wilson
Bruce Springsteen
Chuck Berry original
George Harrison and friends
Green Day
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley anniversary performance
Hugh Laurie, Sir Patrick Moore and Pheobe Legere
Jimi Hendrix
John Lennon
Jullian Lennon
Marty McFly
Peter Tosh

Examples of bad cover versions:
Alien Ant Farm: Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson)
Amy Winehouse & Charlotte Church: Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Britney Spears: Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
Celine Dion & Anastacia: You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)
Girls Aloud vs. Sugababes: Walk This Way (Aerosmith vs. Run DMC)
Hayseed Dixie: Roses (Outkast)
Korn: Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd)
Limp Bizkit: Faith (George Michael)
Limp Bizkit: Behind Blue Eyes (The Who)
Madonna: American Pie (Don McLean)
Marylin Manson: What goes around comes around (Justin Timberlake)
Richard Cheese: Baby Got Back/ Personal Jesus (Sir Mix-A-Lot)
Shery Crow: Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N Roses)

Special Mention:
Westlife, Girls Aloud, Richard Cheese and Wierd Al Yankovic.

1 comment:

RapturePonies said...

Oh my God...some of those bad ones, are so so so so so bad!